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Table 3 Physical activity, sports participation and BMI in the CAP survey vs. the Young-HUNT 3 survey, by sex

From: Physical activity in adolescents with psychiatric disorders and in the general population

  CAP survey Young-HUNT study  
  Total n = 566 Girls n = 307 Boys n = 259 P Girls vs. boys Total n = 8173 Girls n = 4058 Boys n = 4115 P Girls vs. boys P CAP total vs. Young-HUNT total
Physical activity: n (%)          
  - Low activity 279/561 (49.7) 152/306 (49.7) 127/255 (49.8) 0.630 1969/8046 (24.5) 1059/4050 (26.1) 910/3996 (22.8) < 0.001 < 0.001
  - Moderate activity 166/561 (29.6) 97/306 (31.7) 69/255 (27.1)   2814/8046 (35.0) 1539/4050 (38.0) 1275/3996 (31.9)   
  - High activity 116/561 (20.7) 57/306 (18.6) 59/255 (23.1)   3263/8046 (40.6) 1452/4050 (35.9) 1811/3996 (45.3)   
Individual sports: n (%) 366/557 (65.7) 203/304 (66.8) 163/253 (64.4) 0.561 6749/8026 (84.1) 3535/4055 (87.2) 3214/3971 (80.9) < 0.001 < 0.001
Team sports: n (%) 183/548 (32.3) 91/301 (30.2) 92/247 (37.2) 0.083 4844/7916 (61.2) 2359/4002 (58.9) 2485/3914 (63.5) < 0.001 < 0.001
BMI: mean (SD) 22.30 (4.49) 22.84 (4.76) 21.67 (4.09) 0.001 22.16 (3.83) 22.18 (3.76) 22.13 (3.90) 0.074 0.735
  1. The numbers in this table, for example 279/561 (49.7), indicated that 279 out of 561 adolescents with any psychiatric disorder were physically active one day a week or less, indicating that we had five missing values (n = 566). This applies to the entire table. Also, results from the Mann–Whitney-U test apply for the three values of the variable “physical activity”.